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Incredible Medibles: Marijuana Meets Culinary Innovation

In March, Ben and Jerry’s co-founders Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield told HuffPost Live they’d consider making a marijuana ice cream for markets with legalized marijuana. That might not be entirely surprising, considering the company’s hippy vibe—but these days cannabis cuisine is about a lot more than hippies baking pot brownies.

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Colorado is the next Silicon Valley: Why the legalized marijuana industry is flourishing

The convention floor at Denver Airport’s Crowne Plaza on a recent afternoon could have been the trade show for any well-established industry — gray-haired execs in conservative suits mingling with office park dads in polos and fresh-out-of-college types in brand-emblazoned T-shirts. Only this is a new kind of business conference with a special Colorado theme: legal weed.

After Colorado voters legalized marijuana in 2012, more states and cities are considering a similar path for themselves. At the same time, the cannabis market is looking less like a music festival and more like a Silicon Valley confab — upscale, data-driven and focused on investors.

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How Will the Cannabis Industry Grow Through the ‘Terrible Twos’?

In parenting, the “terrible twos” are when babies are just starting to learn what they are capable of doing.

“Hey, look at this—I can move around! Hmmm, I can communicate, and people will be riveted by it. Hey, I think I’m the most interesting thing in the room. Yep, sure am!”

This transition in itself creates a whole host of conflicts—temper tantrums, learning to say no, and a fair amount of general bumbling. As the Mayo Clinic describes it, “The terrible twos typically occur when toddlers begin to struggle between their reliance on adults and their desire for independence.”

 

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Medical Marijuana Providers Prepare To Emerge From Shadows

When recreational marijuana became legal in Washington state, people wondered what would happen to medical marijuana dispensaries.

Gov. Jay Inslee answered that question in April, when he signed a law requiring they obtain licenses and join the state regulatory system.

But medical marijuana dispensary owners have more questions about emerging from the shadows, and they’re turning Robert McVay, an attorney with Seattle’s Canna Law Group.

“Some of them are saying, 'Hey, we’ve been spotty on our tax payments, and we want to clean our act up so we have a history of good behavior prior to this licensing process,’” McVay said.

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Science Seeks to Unlock Marijuana’s Secrets

As the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.

There’s nothing new about cannabis, of course. It’s been around humankind pretty much forever.

In Siberia charred seeds have been found inside burial mounds dating back to 3000 B.C. The Chinese were using cannabis as a medicine thousands of years ago. Marijuana is deeply American too—as American as George Washington, who grew hemp at Mount Vernon. For most of the country’s history, cannabis was legal, commonly found in tinctures and extracts.

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Coffee with a side of munchies? Pot-infused coffee is a thing

Wanna get high? THC-infused coffee pods, or K-cups, get you wired up and mellowed out at the same time.House of Jane

Your next K-cup might give you a case of the munchies. Though cannabis coffee has been around for a while now, some crafty retailers are putting THC, one of the major active ingredients in marijuana, in coffee grounds and premeasured, single-serving K-cups so customers can get high while getting that much-needed energy boost from their cup of joe.

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Deep in the weeds: How Colorado is dealing with legalized marijuana

Denver is magical at dawn. Along the western horizon, the snow-capped mountains are bathed in pink from the glow of the rising sun. The sky is turning purest blue. The air is crisp and clear, and you can see forever.

What a great place to get stoned. Which I intend to do, as soon as possible.

In Colorado, recreational marijuana was legalized on Jan. 1, 2014. Denver now has more pot stores than it has Starbucks. Anyone over the age of 21 can walk into a store and choose from hundreds of varieties of flowers, nibbles, marijuana-infused drinks, oils, ointments and pain patches, as well as a growing array of wax and other supercharged hard-core products. There’s even a sex lube for women, which promises to deliver the most mind-blowing experience of your life.

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The Catholic Church's Surprisingly Central Role in the Idiotic Idea of Drug Prohibition

What does St. Teresa de Avila have to do with the origins of drug prohibition? More than you might imagine.

 

By the time Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada had turned 14, she had already known grievous sorrow. Her father, a Jewish convert to Christianity who lived in Gotarrendura, Avila (recently annexed as part of the newly unified kingdom of Spain), had disappeared early from Teresa’s life after the Spanish Inquisition questioned the sincerity of his conversion and condemned him. Then, when her mother fell ill and died, the girl went to the only place left to her: a nunnery.

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Marijuana legalization puts extra onus on police K-9s' human partners

For years, dogs in police K-9 units have been used to detect several illegal drugs, including marijuana, but with pot’s legalization in Washington, there has been a complication.

Since the dog may be detecting a legal amount of marijuana – and can’t communicate that it is detecting another drug or a humongous amount of pot – police and sheriff’s deputies now have to document additional reasons why they believe an illegal amount of marijuana or a different controlled substance has been found. Otherwise, their search might not have probable cause and could be deemed illegal by a court.

“They’re not being retrained,” Sgt. Keith Cooper, of the Whitman County Sheriff’s Office, said. “It’s almost impossible.”

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Local View: A thoughtful approach to medical marijuana

Last week, the Legislature advanced a proposal that would legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. As proponents of legislative legalization of medicinal marijuana have made their case, I met with families who believe this proposal would benefit them and their children and listened carefully to their arguments and concerns. I sympathize with their circumstances, and I am supportive of efforts to treat their conditions with innovative medical solutions.

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